Managing Director leaves after four years in the role

Jaguar Land Rover is looking for a new managing director in Australia, after Matthew Wiesner today stepped down from the role after four years.

No replacement is currently lined up, but the current JLR Australia finance director, Janet Perich, will step up and act as managing director during the search.

"We would like to thank Matthew for his efforts and leadership of the Australian business through a period of growth and development over the last 4 years and wish him well in his future pursuits," Jaguar Land Rover said in a statement.

Wiesner was a vocal advocate for stronger leadership on electric vehicles from the Australian Government during his time in charge – unsurprising, given Jaguar is readying the I-Pace for launch locally.

Land Rover is currently down 16.7 per cent on its 2017 year-to-date sales, while Jaguar is down 15.1 per cent on 686 sales.

For reference, Jaguar shifted 1167 cars and Land Rover moved 10,106 vehicles  in 2014, the year Wiesner took over.

CarAdvice has contacted Jaguar Land Rover for more information about who will fill the void left by Wiesner, so stay tuned for all the latest.